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  1. sorethumb

     /  August 20, 2017

    Melanie Phillips: How totalitarianism is winning in the west
    I have repeatedly stated my concern about Trump’s psychological flaws and his patent inadequacy for the great office he holds. But I separate the man from what he represents: the promotion and defence of American and western core values. That’s what his 63 million voters were saying they wanted when they elected him.

    Those ranged against him are the apogee of what has been happening for the past fifty years: the willed undermining of the west by the totalitarian left. The gross and suicidal disorder of the age has thrown up a president who stands outside the boundaries of what is acceptable because western society itself has inverted truth and lies, right and wrong, justice and injustice. Trump is the creation of the left – and the more ugly their attempt to destroy him, the more they remind us just why this man was elected.
    http://breakingviewsnz.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/melanie-phillips-how-totalitarianism-is.html

    • sorethumb

       /  August 20, 2017

      The crowd chanted “No Nazis, no KKK, no fascists in the USA!” and carried banners with slogans such as “Stop pretending your racism is patriotism”.
      http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/337577/boston-march-against-right-wing-rally-draws-thousands

      • Corky

         /  August 20, 2017

        The sign should have read “stop thinking fascism is legitimate protest.”

      • sorethumb

         /  August 20, 2017

        That is intolerance. They have a position – we call it for what it is.
        People should have a limited set of views to choose from and wear hats that signify what they believe. Because truth is the first casualty of war, and the west is in a civil war.

        • The ‘west’ isn’t a country. A civil war is “a war between citizens of the same country”.

          I can’t think of any western countries currently engaged in a civil war.

  2. Missy

     /  August 20, 2017

    Nimes in Southern France is in lockdown – or at least around the train station is – due to a reported shooting by three men with shotguns. There are no reports of injuries. One man has been arrested, his gun was apparently fake and the police have said reports of shooting were incorrect.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/19/lockdown-nimes-following-reported-shooting-railway-station/

    This comes as Europe is on edge after two terror attacks in Spain Thursday, a terror attack in Finland yesterday, and a random knife attack in Russia this morning. In all attacks ISIS have claimed responsibility. The Spain attacks have been discussed, the Finnish attack was confirmed as a terror attack by authorities today, the attacker is a Moroccan migrant, The Russian attack involved a man with a knife and fake suicide belt.

    • Gezza

       /  August 20, 2017

      I watched the full video of the attacker in Cambris being shot dead, from the first volley of shots from multiple police, which dropped him on his bum, only to see him get up again and continue walking maybe another 20 as they all kept shooting until he finally went down dead this time in the middle of the road. He was a perfect target the whole time. Their guns don’t have much stopping power.

      • Gezza

         /  August 20, 2017

        *20 metres

      • Missy

         /  August 20, 2017

        Assume you mean Cambrils.

        You would think the police around Catalonia would be better equipped considering all the years of ETA.

        • Gezza

           /  August 20, 2017

          Yeah I did mean Cambrils. The barrels of their firearms all look to be small calibre but I would’ve thought they’d use soft or hollow-nose ammunition. I guess one shouldn’t expect them all to be sharpshooters.

    • Missy

       /  August 20, 2017

      It seems there was only one ‘attacker’ in Nimes, it is believed he had a starting pistol (police have just said it was a fake gun), and there was no shooting. The man has been arrested, no further information about him has been released.

      Spanish media were the ones who first reported that there had been a shooting.

  3. sorethumb

     /  August 20, 2017

    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has said that people who murdered white farmers during a government-sanctioned purge in the 2000s will never be prosecuted.
    http://www.newsweek.com/zimbabwe-president-robert-mugabe-white-farmers-651326

    • PDB

       /  August 20, 2017

      Sounds racist to me but as it’s only white people being affected liberals won’t give a toss…..